Getting ready for spring racing

Liam Durkin

THURSDAY’S race meeting at Greenwattle offered a pleasant day’s racing for all who attended.

In the final meeting before the Spring Carnival, a number of high quality races produced some close finishes. Because of recent rain, the track was rated a “soft six”.

Bundalaguah trainer Sharyn Trolove was the best-performed local, with a win in race nine and place in race seven.

In the opening race, three-year-old Zoushack posted a victory, which was followed by four-year-old Rich Itch winning race two.

Patrick Payne trained the winner of race three, Somethinaboutharry, while former Black Caviar jockey Luke Nolen saluted in race four by riding Provan across the line.

Shepard won race five and Black Toff Affair race six.

The Trolove racing team secured a place in race seven when Tugga War came third, while the following race was won by Simply Dreaming.

Nolen rode his second winner for the day on the Trolove-trained Ripplebrook in race nine, before Booze Free closed out the day with a win in the final race.

The next meeting at Sale Turf Club will be the Ladies’ Day on Sunday, September 8.